2015 Chesapeake Headwaters 12-hour AR - RACE RULES

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General Conduct: All racers are expected to be examples of good
sportsmanship. Racers must treat fellow racers & race staff with courtesy
and respect.  Teams must assist fellow teams in need of medical attention.

Race officials reserve the right to remove a team from the course for health,
safety or other reasons, at the discretion of race officials and medical

Any team withdrawing from the race must notify a “live” person by
checking in with a CP or TA volunteer or by calling the race director.
Failing to notify race officials will result in that team being responsible for all
search and rescue expenses.

Race Officials reserve the right to assess penalties for infractions of these
general conduct rules based on the severity of the infraction.

Any protest must be filed in writing within one hour of the team’s finish and
will be reviewed by the Race Officials. The Race Officials’ decision in the
matter will be binding and final.

Race Rules: Team members must remain within 100 feet of teammates and
all team members are expected to be present when punching a checkpoint.  
It is
unacceptable for a “faster” team member to run ahead and punch a
checkpoint while the other team members remain behind and rest.
- PENALTY: -1 Point from total score for each offense

Racers must not travel along any restricted roads or in any restricted areas.  
All restricted areas will be either clearly marked on maps or clue sheets, or
will be clearly told to racers at the pre-race meeting.  
- PENALTY: -2 Points from total score for each offense

Mandatory gear must be carried at all times and may be checked at random
points on the course.
- PENALTY: -1 Point from total score for each piece of missing gear

Front and rear bike lights must be on and functioning at all times during bike
legs.  You will not be allowed to leave a staffed CP/TA if your bike lights
are not functioning properly.
- PENALTY: -1 Point from total score for each offense

NO LITTERING!  Leave no trace!
- PENALTY: -1 Point from total score for each offense

PFD’S must be worn properly at all times while paddling, with PFD’s
correctly fastened or secured.
- PENALTY: For wearing PFD incorrectly -1 Point from total score
- PENALTY: For not wearing PFD - Disqualification

Bicycle helmets are required at all times during the biking legs.  
- PENALTY: For wearing bike helmet incorrectly (unfastened chin strap, etc.)
-1 Point from total score
- PENALTY: For not wearing bike helmet – Disqualification

No GPS devices or pace counters are allowed.
- PENALTY: Disqualification

Passports must be carried the entire race.  
- PENALTY: Lost passport – Unranked Finish

Race officials may provide water at some TA’s.  Athletes may not receive
outside assistance except from other registered teams, unless told otherwise
at pre-race meeting.
- PENALTY: Disqualification and/or Unranked Finish

Use of cellular phone is for emergencies or taking photos only.  No other
use is allowed, especially the use of mapping or GPS functions.
- PENALTY: Disqualification
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